Do you truly desire to change your life?
Do you truly desire to change your life?
The Power Center is the home of an arduous, holistically intense, fitness journey called Live The 7. We offer personal training, boot camp style group classes, Power Breath courses, Ultimate Athlete Training, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Yoga, and Chi Gong. In addition, we offer life coaching, motivational speaking, and The 7x7 Experience.
The Power Center is home to the unrivaled East West Chi Camp. EWCC is a fast paced class which incorporates over 400 exercises, ancient Eastern training methods, and cutting-edge Western athletic fitness techniques.
John Nies, owner of, The Power Center has been blessed to train people from all walks of life, including celebrities, rock stars, and professional athletes. Helping individuals achieve their wellness goals and change their lives through our unique Live the 7 lifestyle philosophy is our joy and passion. We put our clients through intense, ever changing, physical workouts while focusing on the mental aspects of achieving our physical, and universal, goals.
John Nies, a 6th Round draft pick to the NFL's Buffalo Bills out of University of Arizona, and former host of numerous ESPN sports specials, grew up in Ocean, NJ. John was inspired to start "The Power Center" after a paradigm shifting experience with a Kung Fu Grandmaster. John returned to New Jersey and brought his passion to life founding an elite personal and group fitness training facility.
John is also the author of a forthcoming comprehensive book on transforming your life through fitness, nutrition, and spiritual living. In addition, John is a Lululemon fitness ambassador, a guest featured fitness expert for Shape Magazine, and Veria TV Network. He was also featured in the Hollywood Heroes campaign for his work with Kids Kicking Cancer. John inhales and exhales power through his Live The 7 philosophy. He truly cares about the health and well being of others and proves it by the way he walks through life.
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The 7 disciplines: NOURISH your BODY, BREATHE with INTENT, ELEVATE your CHI, PRAY for OTHERS, CONNECT with NATURE, STUDY your PASSION, and SERVE your WORLD, are a toolbox for living a life filled with an abundance of peace, love, health and happiness. Each component addresses physical, mental, and spiritual challenges designed to elevate Chi--the life force energy, in all of us. The Power Centers integrate these principles and methods into all of our programs and through our transformational 7x7 program.
Nourish your Body
The Live the 7 eating philosophy centers around eating as close to nature as the path to living a healthy, disease free existence.
Breathe with Intent
This discipline advocates meditation, visualization and Chi Gong practice to interrupt the daily cycle of repetitive thinking , give the mind an opportunity to rest and revive, and to tap into a powerful energy source within.
Move with Breath
This speaks to Live the 7?s ancient energy building exercises using breathing techniques and a mind over body philosophy to break through perceived physical limitations to new heights.
Study your Passion
This discipline advocates the importance of self development and pursuing your unique purpose as a means to personal empowerment
Pray for Others
Express your gratitude for life and sympathy for those less fortunate. This discipline promotes a sense of appreciation for life, while keeping our perception of suffering
Connect with Nature
Reconnect with and develop respectful habits towards nature and the earth and its abilities to nourish every body, mind and spirit.
Serve your World
This discipline calls to mind the importance of making a contribution to society through charitable deeds and positive actions.
I haven’t worked out in a while/I am a beginner. Can I still come to class?
Absolutely – The way East West Chi Camp is formatted, any and all fitness levels can train together. Our experienced trainers will help new clients get acclimated by making sure they are doing the exercises with proper form, and modifying whenever necessary. We also encourage everyone to go at their own pace and be patient with their progress. Getting yourself into optimal shape will take a bit of a commitment depending on your condition when you start.
What’s in the Power Center Power Shake everyone is drinking after class and why is it good for me?
The shakes are made with coconut water, which replenishes the body with electrolytes and potassium. Chia seeds, an excellent source of omega fatty acids are also rich in fiber and antioxidants. Organic Coconut oil supports immune function, increases metabolism and improves nutrient absorption, and a scoop of super-foods (comprised of barley grass, kamut grass, alfalfa grass, activated barley, carrot powder, and rice bran soluble) All of which are loaded with vitamins and minerals and will help increase energy, endurance, and strength. It’s 100% goodness in a bottle.
What is East West Chi Camp?
The ONLY workout you will ever need! John Nies’ exclusive East West ChiCamp workout is a unique fitness experience combining ancient eastern energy raising exercises with cutting edge body weight resistance methods to achieve intense results in a short period of time. Based on the intense mind and body training that John studied for years under an 8th generation Grand Master of Martial Arts, the program incorporates methodology used by the Shaolin monks for thousands of years to break through mental barriers to physically achieve more than you ever thought possible. Every workout is different every time, but all focus on improving both physical and mental strength, and cardiovascular function. At the core are 7 exercises, that when done in combination with dozens of others, will transform your body. Each session begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch, followed by an energy building, lung burning, body shredding, and mentally stimulating full-body circuit – ending with a spiritually infused cool down stretch intended to motivate, inspire, and leave you feeling CHIFULL! Called, “Addictive”, “Inspirational”, “Constantly Challenging”, and “The Best Workout I’ve Ever Done!” by our students, East West is a phenomenon that has to be experienced to believe!
What is ‘Chi’ (Qi)?
Chi is the life force energy that permeates and resonates in every living thing. It’s presence is especially apparent in the workings of the bodily organs and systems. Our bodies require considerable amounts of energy. Good health depends on a balance of life force energy; distributed throughout the body. East West Chi includes a variety of ancient exercises that when performed on a regular basis help to ignite the mind and elevate our energy levels.
What should I eat before class?
There isn’t a universal answer to this question. Some people have sensitive stomachs and need to eat 2 hours before they workout while others can eat right before class. If you need to eat something before class, we recommend a piece of fruit like an apple or pear with some almond butter. We don’t recommend protein shakes, or heavy meals with a lot of protein. If you were to drink a shake we recommend a green vegetable juice or a power shake, and definitely hydrate with water before, during, and after class!
Can I still take the class if I have old nagging injuries?
As long as your doctor thinks that exercise is a good idea than participation is fine. Our trainers can make suggestions and modifications whenever necessary.
I’m over forty and I haven’t exercised in a very long time. Should I get a physical by my doctor before I start?
Yes. Anyone that hasn’t exercised within the last year should consult a physician. Let your doctor know that you’re about to start a vigorous exercise program.
What makes EWCC different from other boot camps at other gyms?
East West is very unique in that it’s never the same workout. The format, the combination of exercises, the duration, and the intensity changes and fluctuates DAILY! Our long time faithful clients will tell you –they have never done the same workout twice! This not only prevents boredom and burnout, but it confuses the body into thinking it’s doing something different every class. It prevents the body from hitting plateaus. Another unique component are the exercises that work directly with the body’s chi. Specific movements that are done with a particular breathing rhythm that will raise the body’s energy levels to amazing heights.
I’ve never worked out before, should I try class or personal training first?
To get started, we recommend taking advantage of our new client PT specials. If you book a couple of sessions you will learn and become familiar with some of the unique exercises and breathing techniques. If you feel like you’re ready to jump right in to a class the EWCC is a perfect place to start.
What do I have to do everyday?
The 49 day participants receive a journal that takes them through the entire process. Your main objective is to learn and implement the Live the 7 philosophy. There are three exercises that need to be performed in a certain way everyday for 49 days straight. There’s a specific eating plan and supplementation program to follow. Some of the other activities include meditation, visualization, selfless prayer, time spent outdoors, as well as volunteer work.
Do I get a trainer?
Yes you do, but we refer to your trainer as a Chi coach. One of our Chi coaches will teach you the exercises, go over the journal with you and guide you throughout the entire 49 days. The two of you will communicate via email, text, phone, and during your once a week personal session.
What if I miss a day of workouts?
It is very important to commit to doing the entire program without missing a day. There are no excuses when it comes to the work. 7x7 warriors get it done no matter what obstacles stand in their way.
What do I get for the price?
A weekly one on one personal training session with your Chi Coach for 7 weeks ($580 value). Access to one of the Power Center rooms on a daily basis ($980 value)
7x7 day journal ($40 value)
Constant communication, support and instruction from your Chi Coach (priceless)
A powerful set of tools and personal support that will lead to a complete life transformation.